Editor’s Note: After finally getting caught up this past week, we got a bit behind thanks to a bug that seemed to have plagued all but two bloggers from this past week’s Drew Estate Cigar Safari media tour. We should be caught up soon, although both Brooks and I are still not feeling 100%. In other news, tomorrow is June 5th, which means that Prop. 29 goes up for vote in California. The halfwheel editorial recommends voting no, for reasons you can find here.

  • Ortega Serie D Natural Formally Announced — Story here.
  • More Details Emerge Regarding Christian Eiroa’s Return — Details here.
    Padilla Invictus Box
  • Padilla Revamps Line — Story here. Picture of the Invictus is above.
  • Drew Estate BOTL.org 2012 Formally Announced — Details here.
  • E.P. Carrillo Atlantic 15th Anniversary Formally Announced — Press release here.
  • New Brick House Size Announced — Press release on the Teaser here.
  • Padilla Premier Cru! — Press release here.
  • Emilio Updates Futures Releases — Press release here.
  • Miami Cigar & Co. Announces Añorazas — It happened here.
  • J. Grotto Announces Silk — Press release here.
  • K.A. Kendall Adds LancerosHere is the press release.
  • J.M. Tobacco Launches Classic Petits — Press release here.
  • Federal Cigar Gets A Diamond Crown Lounge — Press release here.
  • Cigars And Chardonnay — Press release here.
  • PENSA’s New Green Factory — Press release here.

Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.